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The First Family of Radio

When Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected president in 1932, he and first lady Eleanor Roosevelt both used the new medium of radio to reach into American homes like never before. They rallied the nation to combat the Great Depression and fight fascism. The Roosevelts forged an uncommonly personal relationship with the people. This documentary explores how FDR and ER's use of radio revolutionized the way Americans relate to the White House and its occupants.

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(Photos: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)

The First Family of Radio

When Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected president in 1932, he and first lady Eleanor Roosevelt both used the new medium of radio to reach into American homes like never before. They rallied the nation to combat the Great Depression and fight fascism. The Roosevelts forged an uncommonly personal relationship with the people. This documentary explores how FDR and ER's use of radio revolutionized the way Americans relate to the White House and its occupants.

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CARDOZA, DENNIS, Democratic Party
California

Total number of trips - 9
Total cost of trips - $31,645.93

Average cost per trip - $3,516.21
Total number of days spent traveling - 39 days
Rank of representative - 204 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Klamath Alliance for Resources & Environment
Dates - June 20, 2003 - June 22, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - McCloud, CA

Purpose - Education mission
Notes - Child Joey Cardoza accompanied

Travel Cost - $816.50
Lodging Cost - $246.02
Meal Cost - $60.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,122.52

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Education Foundation
Dates - August 2, 2003 - August 10, 2003 (9 days)
Location(s) - Israel

Purpose - Education mission
Notes - Other costs are for security, room rentals, etc

Travel Cost - $4,045.50
Lodging Cost - $1,112.10
Meal Cost - $377.25
Other Cost - $408.70
Total Cost - $5,943.55

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - March 25, 2004 - March 28, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - Jacksonville, FL - Amelia Island, FL

Purpose - spring retreat for DLC
Notes - other-DLC gift

Travel Cost - $505.68
Lodging Cost - $1,044.00
Meal Cost - $359.50
Other Cost - $30.00
Total Cost - $1,939.18

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Annenberg Foundation Trust
Dates - December 5, 2003 - December 7, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Palm Springs, CA

Purpose - California delegation issues
Notes - spouse, Kathleen McLoughlin, other-group activities' kids Brittany, Joey and Elaina Cordoza; other costs are kids program

Travel Cost - $2,060.25
Lodging Cost - $399.96
Meal Cost - $811.64
Other Cost - $328.44
Total Cost - $3,600.29

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Jones Management LLC
Dates - September 10, 2004 - September 13, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - Jackson Hole, WY

Purpose - Payday Advance with Community Financial Services Assoc. of America
Notes - Dennis: Washington, DC - Jackson Hole, WY - Washington, DC Kathleen: Fresno, CA - Jackson Hole, WY - Fresno, CA

Travel Cost - $1,397.50
Lodging Cost - $1,170.00
Meal Cost - $292.50
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,860.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Transatlantic Policy Network (TPN)
Dates - November 29, 2004 - December 6, 2004 (8 days)
Location(s) - Brussels, Belgium

Purpose - To assess progress made on the 10-Point, 10-Year action plan in the TPN's "Strategy to Strengthen Transatlantic Partnership" and to set TPN's work priorities.
Notes - San Francisco - Paris - Brussels - Paris - Washington

Travel Cost - $11,086.38
Lodging Cost - $1,687.86
Meal Cost - $490.89
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $13,265.13

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Chicago Board of Trade
Dates - April 10, 2005 - April 12, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - First-hand look at their exchanges, speak with those who operate in their markets on a daily basis, and see a demonstration of their recent innovations
Notes - Oakland, CA - Chicago, IL - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $905.70
Lodging Cost - $291.33
Meal Cost - $107.82
Other Cost - $20.00
Total Cost - $1,324.85

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Faith & Politics Institute
Dates - March 4, 2005 - March 6, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Birmingham, AL - Montgomery, AL - Selma, AL

Purpose - Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Voting Rights March by visiting the historic sites of the Civil Rights Movement in Alabama
Notes - Washington, DC - Birmingham, AL - Montgomery, AL - Selma, AL - Washington, DC NOTE: $500 was paid by campaign funds for trip

Travel Cost - $465.00
Lodging Cost - $268.00
Meal Cost - $130.00
Other Cost - $62.00
Total Cost - $925.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - United Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Assn
Dates - May 1, 2005 - May 2, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - Attend the annual United Produce trade show in Chicago, IL to learn more about the industry and how it relates to California agriculture
Notes - San Francisco, CA - Chicago, IL - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $204.41
Lodging Cost - $179.00
Meal Cost - $112.00
Other Cost - $170.00
Total Cost - $665.41

Additional family members - No

American RadioWorks |
(Photos: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)

The First Family of Radio

When Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected president in 1932, he and first lady Eleanor Roosevelt both used the new medium of radio to reach into American homes like never before. They rallied the nation to combat the Great Depression and fight fascism. The Roosevelts forged an uncommonly personal relationship with the people. This documentary explores how FDR and ER's use of radio revolutionized the way Americans relate to the White House and its occupants.

Recent Posts

  • 11.24.14

    Academic Fraud and College Athletics

    Last month the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill released a report that showed evidence of nearly two decades of academic fraud perpetuated by the school’s Afro-American Studies Department. An investigation found certain professors and administrators had an unwritten policy of “propping up” student athletes. This week on the podcast, we look at academic fraud at colleges with high-stakes sports programs.
  • 11.17.14

    The Utility of a PhD

    Humanities professors at colleges and universities are re-thinking what it means to offer a PhD. The old model is proving unsustainable. It takes an average nine years to get a doctorate, but less than 60 percent of PhDs are finding tenure-track teaching jobs. This week, we look at a new report recommending academics view doctoral programs in a new light.
  • 11.10.14

    Radio: FDR’s ‘Natural Gift’

    President Franklin D. Roosevelt was a radio natural. He spoke in a confident, informal way, using simple words and phrases that were easy to grasp.
  • 11.12.14

    The Roosevelts as a political team

    Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt were not the first White House couple to act as political partners, but they were the first to do so in such a public fashion.